[sust-mar] Volunteer Editors, vol., NSPIRG, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Position: Volunteer Editors
Type: volunteer position with honorarium (see below)
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Callout for Volunteers: Underg(RAD) Journal, Editors
Applications Accepted: Immediately - mid-June 2016
About the Underg(rad) Journal
This past year NSPIRG ran the 2nd annual Underg(RAD) Journal: a journal of research and writing in social and environmental justice. In our first year, we were open only to undergraduate students at Dalhousie and King's. This year, we expanded the journal, to include writing from students at all campuses in the HRM, as well as non-academic & community writing, and poetry. We want to create a space to highlight and share some of this amazing work, both celebrating it in our present day, and archiving it so that it can still be found in the future. We're excited about the future potential this project holds.
Description of Role
The goal is to turn the selected papers into a published, physical journal before the end of the summer. We are seeking volunteers to help do an initial round of editing the selected pieces for the journal.
Experience editing written work
An asset but not required: experience in editing academic work in the social sciences
Experience working on project-based work with a timeline
Experience or knowledge of social justice and anti-oppression principles
Timeline and Pay
This is an honorarium position for $10-20 per piece edited, length dependent. Payment will be provided via cheque upon completion of editing workload.
How many works volunteers edit will depend on volunteer comfort and the needs of the Underg(RAD).
Estimated timeline: We would like edits to be accomplished within one week.
The Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG) is a non-profit, social and environmental justice research and resource centre. We are located in the Student Union Building at Dalhousie University. NSPIRGs mandate is to empower, educate and inspire action on social justice issues in Nova Scotia. We are a student and volunteer-driven organization working within an anti-oppression framework.
Please submit a letter of interest that outlines your relevant skills and interest, along with how many submissions you are willing to edit (max 1 page). If you are emailing your application, please clearly indicate that you are applying for an Undergrad Volunteer Editor position, and please include your name in the file name of your letter.
We will be using a shortened hiring process for these positions, but may still contact you if additional information is required.
Applications Due: Ongoing until need is met
Applications may be emailed to:
hiring at nspirg.ca
Or dropped off at:
NSPIRG Hiring Committee
Room B24, 6136 University Ave
Halifax, NS B3H 4J2
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